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Club Online Breakfast Zoom Event: How the Biden Administration Will Manage Its Relationship with China

Date: 20 Nov 2020 08:00 AM — 09:00 AM | Venue:

How the Biden Administration Will Manage Its Relationship with China
Friday, November 20, 2020
8:00am HKT on Zoom
One of the most vexing foreign policy challenges facing the incoming Biden administration will be managing America’s relationship with China. The Trump administration launched a trade war and described the competition between Washington and Beijing as an existential struggle. With tit-for-tat tariffs, consulate closures, expulsions of journalists and heightened military manuevers, the Sino-U.S. relationship is at its most contentious since official ties were restored in 1972. Many analysts agree that the old consensus of engaging with China in hopes of reforming its system is now outdated. It will fall to President-elect Biden to define the next era of Sino-American relations, and whether the two sides are heading for cooperation or confrontation.
The panelists will analyze the future prospects for the world’s most important relationship. Moderated by Keith Richburg, a member of the FCC Board of Governors.
Panelists include:

Bonnie Glaser is a senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she works on issues related to Chinese foreign and security policy. She is concomitantly a nonresident fellow with the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, and a senior associate with the Pacific Forum. From 2008 to 2015, Ms. Glaser was a senior adviser with the Freeman Chair in China Studies, and from 2003 to mid-2008, she was a senior associate in the CSIS International Security Program.
Tom Orlik is Bloomberg’s chief economist, based in Washington, D.C. Previously, Tom was the Chief Asia economist for Bloomberg and China economics correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, based in Beijing. Prior to a decade in China, he worked at the British Treasury, European Commission, and International Monetary Fund. He is the author of Understanding China’s Economic Indicators (FT Press) and China: The Bubble That Never Pops (OUP).


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